Boris Johnson trip to Ukraine paid for by taxpayers, say No 10

PM’s protection for surprise visit covered by government

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Monday 23 January 2023 13:22 GMT
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Security for Boris Johnson’s surprise visit to Ukraine at the weekend was funded by taxpayers’, Downing Street has said.

The former prime minister, facing fresh questions over his personal finances, said Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky had invited him to travel to Kyiv once again.

No 10 said Rishi Sunak was “supportive” of Mr Johnson’s trip, after warnings from military figures that the former PM should not be “looking for publicity” and could undermine the PM’s authority.

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